Person:Thomas Carr (1)

Sir Thomas Carr, 9th Baron of Fennehurst
d.Mar 1585/86 Scotland
m. Abt 1524
  1. Sir Thomas Carr, 9th Baron of FennehurstAbt 1520 - 1585/86
  • HSir Thomas Carr, 9th Baron of FennehurstAbt 1520 - 1585/86
  • WJanet KirkcaldyAbt 1520 - Abt 1572
m. 10 Feb 1561
  1. William Carr, 10th Baron of Ferniehurst Castle1542 - 1589
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Name Sir Thomas Carr, 9th Baron of Fennehurst
Alt Name Thomas Kerr
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1520 Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, ScotlandFerniehirst Castle
Alt Birth? 17 Jun 1529 Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Marriage 10 Feb 1561 Grange, Scotlandto Janet Kirkcaldy
Death? Mar 1585/86 Scotland
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Note: Thomas Kerr (Carr) became the 9th Baron of Ferrniehirst Castle. He was also noted for his involvement with Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. (From notes of David W Carr)The name of Carr, Kerr or Karre is as old as the Norman Conquest by William of Normandy in 1066. One of the followers of William I is recorded in the Roll Of The Gattle Abbey as the name of Karre.The early descendants of this Norman soldier and succeeding generations spread on both sides of the border of England and Scotland.Direct lines can be traced through various peerage books of England and Scotland to Andrew Kerr I, the 6th Baron of Fennehurst, Scotland. He was born in 1450 , created Baron in 1480 and knighted in 1483. He and his son Andrew II, 7th Baron of Fennehurst, were remarkable men for talent and undaunted courage, conspicious in reigns of James IV and James V. Andrew Kerr II, died in 1543. His son Sir John Kerr, 8th Baron of Fennehurst, did great service against the English and rescued Queen Mary from incursions by the English against the Scots. Sir Thomas, 9th Baron and son of Sir John, was also devoted to Queen Mary's interests. (Quoted from Watson's "The House of Carr"1926)